It's the rumour that won't go away, and now former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to sign Emiliano Buendia and says the Norwich City star would be ‘perfect’ for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The Gunners have expressed interest in signing Buendia, who has emerged as Norwich’s best player since joining the club from Getafe in 2018. Arteta is said to be hoping to add another creative player to his squad, with the Arsenal boss unwilling to offer a lifeline to Mesut Ozil, who looks set to leave either this month or in the summer.
Buendia has emerged as a potential target for Arsenal and former Gunners striker Campbell believes he would be a ‘very clever signing’ for Arteta. ‘I think he would be a very clever signing,’ Campbell told Football Insider. ‘I like him. He has the qualities that Mikel Arteta is looking for in a player. Not only can he pick a pass, he can score and he works hard. ‘He has that energy which has been missing from the team for long periods of this season.
‘I think there is some really good players in the Championship and Buendia is one of them. He would fit what Arteta wants to do perfectly. ‘I know Norwich will be desperate to keep him but this is Arsenal and business is business. ‘I am sure Buendia would want to join Arsenal, that is for sure.’ Arsenal beat Newcastle United 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday and face Crystal Palace on Thursday evening.